To apply for a standard Arizona motorcycle license, you must be at least 16 years old.
If you are under 18 years old, you will need to hold a motorcycle instruction permit for at least 6 months before applying and complete either a motorcycle safety course of log at least 30 hours of practice.
To receive an Arizona motorcycle license, you’ll need to visit the MVD and:
- Fill out an application.
- Pass a written knowledge test.
- Pass a skills test.
- Pass a vision exam.
- Pay the application and testing fees.
- Provide proof of your identity, residency, and legal presence.
NOTE: If the motorcycle you use for your skills test is less than 100 ccs your license will be a restricted J license. J Restriction motorcycle licenses are not able to drive on interstate highways and are restricted to operating small displacement motorcycles.
Visit https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicle-services for official application information and to schedule appointments at your local MVD office.
Apply for an Arizona Motorcycle Instruction Permit
Motorcyclists under 18 years old must apply for a motorcycle learner’s permit before receiving a standard Class M license/endorsement. To apply for an Arizona motorcycle permit:
- You’ll need to be at least 15 ½ years old.
- Visit an Arizona MVD office.
- Pass a vision test.
- Pass a written test based on the Arizona Motorcycle Operator Manual.
- Pay the motorcycle permit application and testing fees.
Arizona motorcycle permits are valid for 7 months, and can be renewed once within 2 years.
While you hold a permit, you will need to complete an MVD-approved motorcycle training course OR log at least 30 hours of riding practice before you are eligible to receive your full Class M motorcycle license.
With an Arizona motorcycle permit:
- You cannot carry passengers.
- You cannot drive on freeways or interstate highways.
- You cannot drive between sunset and sunrise.
Transfer Your Motorcycle License When You Move to Arizona
If you already have an out-of-state motorcycle license, you will not need to retake a motorcycle safety course or apply for a motorcycle learner’s permit.
Depending on the state you are moving from, you may be required to take a skills test.
Once you’ve received your Arizona motorcycle license, return to MotorcycleZombies.com to find out how to register and title your bike.